Augustana College

Augustana College

Augustana College, often referred to as "Augie", traces its roots to the Hillsboro Academy which was established in Illinois in 1835. A group of professors from this institute created The Augustana College and Seminary in 1860. It was initially located in Chicago, but moved to a number of times until it finally came to Canton, South Dakota, in 1884. The Lutheran Normal School, which was founded in 1889, merged with this institute and was established as the Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The college currently occupies a 100-acre campus.

Augustana College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in various disciplines. Students can choose from more than 50 majors, 30 minors, and over 10 pre-professional programs. Courses are available in the fields of business administration, nursing, biology, education, chemistry, history, and psychology.

The sports teams of Augustana College, known as the Vikings, compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, and NCAA Division II. The Vikings participate in sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field, wrestling, softball, and volleyball.

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Contacting Augustana

Augustana College
2001 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls , SD 57197-0001
General Phone: (605) 274-0770

Augustana Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management69business management, accounting, accounting and related services, business communications, MIS
Education and Teaching64education, special ed, education of hearing impaired, education of speech impaired, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, ...
Liberal Arts61minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine55registered nursing, community nurse
Science38biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling20psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Media9communication studies, journalism
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Art Studies3art studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Engineering0engineering physics
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Augustana in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34146
Master's degree124

Augustana Student Body

In 2007-2008, Augustana had a total enrollment of 1,745 students (1,757 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 33%
Women 67%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 2%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 42%
20-21 37%
22-24 13%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Dakota42%
North Dakota2%
(International Students)2%

Augustana Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 11 %

Augustana Room and Board (2007)

Augustana offers campus housing for 1,270 of its 1,757 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Sioux Falls, South Dakota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Dakota Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Augustana Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520610
SAT Math500620
SAT Writing500660
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT3%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Augustana Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,450
Room and board $ 5,920
Room charge $ 2,890
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,469
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Augustana participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 345800)

Augustana Faculty

Augustana has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1412
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1120

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year18$66,9805$64,595
Associate professoracademic year21$58,66915$55,571
Assistant professoracademic year25$49,35727$47,088
Instructoracademic year2*5$41,100
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year66$56,85753$50,498

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Augustana Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Basketball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Baseball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Track Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports255782

Augustana Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education

Engineering Physics

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Augustana Apart:

Number of students
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 8%Augustana % students on athletic fin. aid
Number of degree programs
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Top 11%Augustana Number of degree programs
% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 14%Augustana % of degrees in mathematics
% of degrees in science
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Top 15%Augustana % of degrees in science
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Augustana Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Student SAT scores
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Augustana Student SAT scores

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